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Update on ISN activities

Members of the International Society of Neuropathology (ISN) sometimes ask me where do our dues go and what does the ISN actually do with them, so I thought that it would be useful to provide a brief update on some of our recent activities and invite feedback.

The ISN was created in to foster collaborations between the national neuropathology societies, promote the exchange of information between neuropathologists and the advancement of neuropathology globally. We are trying to achieve these aims by a variety of means as shown by some recent examples.

Travel awards: We offer a range of awards to allow young neuropathologists from economically disadvantaged countries to attend international educational meetings and visit other departments. In the last 2 years we have approved 13 awards to applicants from a number of countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Mozambique, Indonesia and India. We hope that these experiences will allow the individuals to expand their neuropathology knowledge and inspire them to develop local neuropathology services for the benefit of their patient populations.


Society Mission

The International Committee of Neuropathology, founded in 1950, was re-formed in Copenhagen in 1967 as the International Society of Neuropathology, a non-profit making scientific organisation.

The aims of the Society are to further the science of neuropathology by:

  • ¬†Initiating and maintaining permanent co-operation between national and regional societies of neuropathology.
  • Fostering the formation of national and regional societies of neuropathology.
  • Fostering and maintaining links with other international organisations in the field of neurological sciences and in the various appropriate branches of neuropathology. Initiation of international congresses, meetings, colloquia, symposia and research projects in the field of neuropathology.
  • Encouraging the exchange of information and the publication of matters relevant to the science of neuropathology in its official journal and other publications.
  • Encouraging the exchange of persons engaged in neuropathology as between one country and another with special reference to those undergoing training.